I saw a thread here earlier where they were talking about Paul's playing and some were talking about what he was playing. I thought I would put this out there, some little know facts. Paul's first bass was a 1960 Rosetti Solid 7, black and red sunburst, semi acoustic. Paul stung it with piano wire. Paul said. " It was a terrible guitar. It was really just a good-looking piece of wood. It had a nice paint job but it was disastrous and cheap." The guitar met it's end when Paul dropped it and the boys jumped on it and smashed it. I have attached a photo of the Rosetti. Notice the strings. Paul then used a 1960 Hofner Club 40 That John loaned him after John bought a Rickenbacker. I have attached a photo of that to. It wasn't long after that when Paul purchased his now famous 1961 Hofner 500/1 3/4 scale violin bass. He bought it when in Hamburg, at Steinway's Musichaus. He really wanted a Fender but could not afford one. So he bought the Hofner because and I quote...." the violin shape didn't make me look so daft playing left handed. Sorry, I'm a huge Beatles fan.